Tag Archives: Clinical Research

Research Assistant at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Application deadline October 31st.

An exciting opportunity for a Research Assistant/Technician has recently become available within Dr. Pier Paolo Pandolfi’s lab at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC)/Harvard Medical School.

The laboratory is looking for someone who is interested in science and wants to work in a stimulating academic environment. This is a great position for recent graduates or a little bit experienced technicians looking to get research laboratory related job experience.

The individual will work under the supervision of a Research Fellow and Laboratory Manager. In addition to a number of general laboratory duties the individual will conduct routine experiments (molecular biology/cellular biology/genetics), record results, participate in scientific group meetings, maintain logs and analyze data.

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Study Coordinator/Research Project Assistant at UVM Cancer Center

Application deadline 10/24.

The Clinical Research Coordinator is responsible for the recruitment of patients to clinical trials within the University of Vermont Cancer Center (UVMCC). Oversees and coordinates the collection of data and specimens, facilitates coordination of participant study visits and appointments. Maintains accurate and organized research files and maintains regulatory files for clinical research projects. Monitors study compliance with general direction for the UVMCC clinical research supervisor and the principal investigator(s).

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Clinical Research Assistant (Geriatrics) at McLean Hospital

This listing sent to us from Katherine Hobbs ’17

From Katherine, “The Geriatric Psychiatry Research Program at McLean Hospital is currently hiring 1-2 more Research Assistants to begin in the next few months. As always, we wanted to make sure to advertise the postings to the Middlebury community! We also want to get the opportunity on the radar of the 2018.5 and 2019 grads, as we will likely be hiring for an additional 1-2 positions to start around February or March and 2-3 for June.”

General Summary:

The Geriatric Psychiatry Research Program at McLean Hospital is directed by Dr. Brent Forester and addresses cutting edge research questions in the areas of dementia and mood disorders using new neuroimaging techniques, clinicopathological correlations, and other study methods. Current studies include a number of Industry-led Alzheimer’s Disease clinical drug trials, longitudinal analyses of older adults with depression and bipolar disorder, and an EEG study assessing cognitive changes associated with geriatric treatment resistant depression. These positions are geared towards students interested in gaining both clinical and research experience. Research Assistants will gain a depth and breadth of clinical experience driven by extensive patient interaction and comprehensive exposure to running a research study. Several Middlebury College students have interned and worked at McLean and have found it to be a highly rewarding experience. The current posting is for individuals who can start in the late fall 2018. We will have additional openings around February 2019 which could be ideal for Feb grads and a few more openings for June of 2019. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to Katherine Hobbs ’17 at khobbs@mclean.harvard.edu.

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Thank you Katherine!

Research Assisant III at Mount Sinai Health System

Seniors with research experience under their belt – check out this great research opportunity! Application deadline 10/31.

Mount Sinai is among New York City’s largest employers, with 38,000+ team members in both clinical and non-clinical roles throughout their seven hospital campuses and world-renowned medical school. They are one of the metro area’s largest health care providers, with hundreds of ambulatory, primary, and specialty care facilities across the five boroughs, northeastern region and beyond.
About the position:
Under direct supervision, the laboratory research assistant performs experiments and procedures as assigned; provides support services for research projects.
  • Under the direction of the Principal Investigator (PI), who is a vascular surgeon at the Mount Sinai Hospital, assists with simple to moderately complex experiments using standard techniques in area of specialty assigned; maintains data/results of all experiments.
  • May prepare specimens and/or mix chemicals and other solutions and set up lab experiments.
  • May mentor and/or train less experienced staff. May assign work to less experienced staff as required.
  • Maintains inventory of all research supplies; prepares purchase orders for reagents and supplies.
  • Performs routine maintenance of equipment.
  • Washes and sterilizes glassware.
  • Performs other related duties.

Alumni Posting: Research Assistant at the Chou Laboratory at Boston Children’s

Thanks to Jennifer Jones ’16 for sharing this with us! Jennifer writes, “The position has a lot of room for growth and my boss is an amazing mentor, so it’s perfect for people looking to get some work experience before applying to grad school. If anyone has questions, they can email me at jennifer.jones@childrens.harvard.edu.”

A Research Assistant position is available in the Chou Laboratory, Division of Immunology, Boston Children’s Hospital. This position is ideal for exceptional candidates with a passion for translational research and precision medicine. The research assistant will join a team of scientists and clinicians investigating the genetic and molecular mechanisms underlying primary immunodeficiencies. We utilize a multidisciplinary approach incorporating genomics, molecular and cellular methodologies, and mouse models of human disease to identify critical elements necessary for intact host immunity. The research assistant will work under the supervision of Dr. Chou. The position has superb capacity for future career development for high-performing candidates. Successful candidates will transition to the independence in experimental strategy and in supervising research associates.


  • Performs assays of immune function, including flow cytometry, in vitro cellular assays, ELISAs, western blotting
  • Sanger sequencing, next-generation DNA sequencing, and transcriptome analysis
  • Analysis of experimental data
  • Cell culture, mouse colony maintenance, and maintenance of laboratory stocks
  • The successful candidate is expected to work largely independently after training within the context of close mentorship.


  • We seek candidates who are proactive, with superb time management and organizational skills.
  • Proficiency with basic lab techniques and at least 1 year of prior laboratory experience are required.
  • Ability to critically analyze scientific data and to adapt existing scientific methodologies
  • The study of mouse models of human disease is an essential part of this position.
  • A minimum two-year commitment is required.

Please email a current c.v. and the names of three references to:

Janet Chou, M.D.
Division of Immunology
Boston Children’s Hospital
Harvard Medical School
Email: Janet.Chou@childrens.harvard.edu

Laboratory Research technician at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

The Center for Immuno-Oncology (CIO) of the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (DFCI) brings together world renowned clinicians, innovative researchers and dedicated professionals, allies in the common mission of conquering cancer through novel immune-based therapies.

The Laboratory Research Technician performs professional work in support of scientific research utilizing biopsy samples obtained from patients receiving immuno-therapy. Under general supervision, assists in determining the most suitable methods to be used in research; independently performs scientific investigative procedures requiring application of professional judgment and technology; interprets results and determines whether they are consistent with experimental goals; reviews literature; assists in the assembly, organization and interpretation of data.

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Multiple Positions at Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) is an international leader in health care delivery and has been the site of pioneering breakthroughs that have improved lives around the world. A 793-bed teaching affiliate of Harvard Medical School in Boston, it is internationally renowned for excellence in patient care, groundbreaking biomedical research, and training the next generation of leading physicians and scientists. BWH has been recognized for 23 consecutive years by US News & World Report as one of America’s Best Hospitals and provides care to patients from throughout the U.S. and from over 120 other countries in virtually every area of adult medicine.

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